At our recent AGM we were fortunate to hear from Doug Humann AM about national and international directions in conservation and cultural and natural heritage resource management. See a video of Doug summarising his messages Doug Video.
Doug raised 4 main directions;
- Doing things at a landscape scale – what we do locally builds up into landscape scale, and will then have a global impact. Don’t think you are too small.
- Working with indigenous people – and with CVBA that is working with Dja Dja Warrung people and recognising the importance of their knowledge base and of those relationships to further understanding of country.
- Involving youth in nature – ensuring that the growing community that we have is a part of what we are doing – because what we are doing in the environment is sustaining future communities.
- Thinking about and ensuring environmental resilience – and how we go about ensuring the landscape we work in is sustainable in the long-term.
Doug made the point that CVBA has all the necessary requirements, and the drive, to be effective to really contribute at the local level and contribute nationally and globally, having
- a great set of community networks – and that is critical
- A plan and a strategy and actions that people are implementing
- A vision – working with others in the landscape